I suspect that when most people think of the "work week" they think of Monday to Friday. But some people work shifts that do not depend on the days of the week, such as three days on and one day off, ten days on and ten days off, etc. This probably doesn't apply to many attorneys, but it may apply to your clients or witnesses. Trying to figure out whether a person is working six weeks from now can be difficult when you cannot just look to see whether it is a Monday to Friday or a weekend. Workdays by Radislav is a simple app that allows you to quickly make these calculations.
Note: I previously reviewed another app called Workdays created by California attorney Dan Friedlander, a date calculator. Today I'm reviewing a different app created by an iOS developer in Moscow named Radislav.
To use the app, simply indicate the number of days that the person is working, the number of days off, and the start date. The app will then present you with a traditional calendar that has different colored days. A workday has a grey background; a day off has a colored background.
If you tap on a specific day on the calendar, it will show you all of the events that you have for that day (from the iPhone's normal Calendar app) and will also tell you at the bottom whether it is a workday or a day off.
You can scroll through months by tapping the arrows at the top, or faster yet just swipe up or down. You can also touch a dimmed non-active month to make it active. To jump to a specific date, touch the date in the header.
The default color scheme is red and grey, but you can easily change that from within the app. I like the Azure color scheme:
The developer told me that he created the app to help out some friends who worked in shifts and were always "torturing their brains trying to calculate their workdays sequence for a few weeks ahead." I love iPhone apps such as this one that address a very specific need in a simple and elegant way.